Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (2006)
Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Memorial Hospital (2009), Pediatrics
Boston Children's Hospital (2012), Pediatric Pulmonology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
  • Respiratory Complications of Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Publications

    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    ATS Core Curriculum 2016: Part III. Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine.
    Boyer D, Thomson CC, Cohen R, Rao D, Dell S, Rayment J, Wang R, Dy FJ, Wambach J, Tam-Williams J, Simon D, Price E, Oermann CM, Singh A, Rettig JS, Duncan ED, Baker CD, Liptzin DR, Moore PE Ann Am Thorac Soc 2016 Jun 13 6 955-66
    An Overview of Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide and Children with Asthma.
    Rao DR, Phipatanaku W Expert Rev Clin Immunol 2016 Jan
    Association between allergic sensitization and exhaled nitric oxide in children in the School Inner-City Asthma Study.
    Rao DR, Sordillo JE, Kopel LS, Gaffin JM, Sheehan WJ, Hoffman E, Ozonoff A, Gold DR, Phipatanakul W Ann. Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2015 Jan
    Perceived neighborhood safety and asthma morbidity in the School Inner-City Asthma Study.
    Kopel LS, Gaffin JM, Ozonoff A, Rao DR, Sheehan WJ, Friedlander JL, Permaul P, Baxi SN, Fu C, Subramanian SV, Gold DR, Phipatanakul W Pediatr. Pulmonol. 2014 Jan
    Impact of cilia ultrastructural examination on the diagnosis of primary ciliary dyskinesia.
    Simoneau T, Zandieh SO, Rao DR, Vo P, Palm KE, McCown M, Kopel LS, Dias A, Casey A, Perez-Atayde AR, Zhong Z, Graham D, Vargas SO Pediatr. Dev. Pathol. 2013 Jul
    The utility of forced expiratory flow between 25% and 75% of vital capacity in predicting childhood asthma morbidity and severity.
    Rao DR, Gaffin JM, Baxi SN, Sheehan WJ, Hoffman EB, Phipatanakul W J Asthma 2012 Aug 49 6 586-92
    The school inner-city asthma study: design, methods, and lessons learned.
    Phipatanakul W, Bailey A, Hoffman EB, Sheehan WJ, Lane JP, Baxi S, Rao D, Permaul P, Gaffin JM, Rogers CA, Muilenberg ML, Gold DR J Asthma 2011 Dec 48 10 1007-14
    Impact of environmental controls on childhood asthma.
    Rao D, Phipatanakul W Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 2011 Oct 11 5 414-20

    Honors & Awards

    • Travel Award
      American Thoracic Society's Fellows Track Symposium (2011)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American College of Chest Physicians (2011)
    • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine (2010-2014)
    • American Medical Association (2009-2014)
    • American Thoracic Society (2009)